The Ideologies of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Nationalist Revolt

The Ideologies of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Nationalist Revolt

By: Robert E. Washington (author)Paperback

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This book challenges the long-held assumption that African American literature aptly reflects black American social consciousness. Offering a novel sociological approach, Washington delineates the social and political forces that shaped the leading black literary works. Washington shows that deep divisions between political thinkers and writers prevailed throughout the 20th century.

About Author

Robert E. Washington is professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Black American Literature in Sociological Perspective Chapter 2 The Era of the Primitivist School: The Beginning of Black American Literature's Public Role Chapter 3 The Era of the Naturalistic Protest School: The Politicization of Black American Literature Chapter 4 The Era of the Existentialist School: Political Disillusionment and Retreat into Individualism Chapter 5 The Era of the Moral Suasion School: Political Re-Engagement through Protest for Civil Rights Chapter 6 Amiri Baraka and the Rise of the Counterhegemonic Black Cultural Nationalist School Chapter 7 A Theoretical Overview Chapter 8 Epilogue: The New Postpolitical Black Literary Culture Chapter 9 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742509504
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780742509504
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0742509508

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